Aleksandra Kurzak, Nino Machaidze & Carmen Giannattasio Headline Teatro San Carlo’s 2018-19 SeasonBy Francisco Salazar
The Teatro San Carlo has announced its 2018-19 season. The season will include some of the biggest stars in opera as well as some rare gems.
Here is a look at what San Carlo will offer operagoers next season.
Riccardo Muti conducts the opening night with a new production by Chiara Muti of Mozart’s “Così Fan Tutte.” Alessio Arduini, Maria Bengtsson, Paola Gardina, and Pavel Kolgatin headlining the cast.
Performance Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 2, 2018
Pavla Vykopalová and Barbara Haveman share the title role in Janacek’s “Katya Kabanova” with Gabriela Beňačková also starring. Juraj Valcuha conducts.
Performance Dates: Dec. 15-20, 2018
Karen Gardeazabel and Lana Kos headline Puccini’s “La Bohème” with Giorgio Berrugi and Mateo Lippi alternating as Rodolfo. Hasmik Torosyan and Francesca Sassu share Musetta, while Simone Alberghini and Filippo Polinelli both alternate as Marcello. Alessandro Palumbo conducts.
Performance Dates: Jan. 16-22, 2019
Gershwin’s “Lady, Be Good” will get a rare revival with Nicholas Garrett, Luis Orozco, and Carl Danielsen. Emilio Sagi directs the production with Nick Davis conducting.
Performance Dates: Feb. 3-9, 2019
Celso Albelo and Roberto Aronica alternate the lead role in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” with Saioa Hernandez and Susanna Banchini alternating Amelia. Luca Salsi rounds out the cast and Donato Renzetti conducts.
Performance Dates: Feb. 22-28, 2019
Pinchas Steinberg conducts Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” with Arturo Chacon-Cruz and John Osborn sharing the title role. Nino Machaidze sings the roles of Giuletta, Stella, and Antonia, while Maria Grazia Schiavo sings Olympia. Alex Esposito and Annalisa Stroppa round out the first cast. Daniela Cappiello, Jose Maria Lo Monaco, Federica Vitali and Fabrizio Beggi round out the second cast.
Performance Dates: March 17-24, 2019
Rebeka Lohar and Evgenia Muraveva take on the title role in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” with Samir Pirgu and Stefano La Colla sharing the role of Pinkerton. Gabriele Ferro conducts. The opera returns in the summer with Aleksandra Kurzak and Amarilli Nizza sharing the title role and Piero Pretti and Luciano Ganci singing Pinkerton.
Performance Dates: April 16-20, 2019 & May 25-June 1, 2019
Irene Theorin and Lise Lindstrom alternate the role of Brünnhilde in Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” Robert Dean Smith, Liang Li, Tomas Tomasson, Ekaterina Gubanova, and Barbara Haveman also star. Juraj Valcuha conducts
Performance Dates: May 11-18, 2019
Juraj Valcuha conducts Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” for the San Carlo Festival with Violetta Urmana and Veronica Simeoni sharing the role of Santuzza. Marcelo Alvarez, Roberto Aronica, and George Gagnidze round out the cast.
Performance Dates: July 6-14, 2019
Maria Grazia Schiavo, Claudia Pavone, and Maria Mudryak share the title role of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” Celso Albelo, Antonio Poli, and Alessandro Scotto di Luzio alternate as Alfredo, while Alessandro Luongo and Roberto De Candia share the role of Germont.
Performance Dates: Sept. 20-Oct. 5, 2019
Carmen Giannattasio headlines Rossini’s “Ermione” with a cast that includes Enea Scala, Guido Loconsolo, Antonino Siragusa, and Teresa Iervolino. Alessandro di Marchi conducts the production, which will also see Arianna Vendittelli in the title role.
Performance Dates: Nov. 7-12, 2019
Jordi Benacer conducts Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci” with Eleonora Buratto, Antonello Palumbi, Massimo Cavalletti, and Claudio Sgura.
Performance Dates: Nov. 20-26, 2019
The season will include a number of concerts including Verdi’s “Messa di Requiem” with Eleonora Buratto, Veronica Simeoni, Antonio Poli and Riccardo Zanelatto. Mariella Devia will also give a concert, as will Cecilia Bartoli. Brahms’ German Requiem will also be performed.